As I continue to do research for my culture site project I find more questions to ask about resources to use to find information so I was very willing to contact a librarian to ask for help. I went to the Valley Library to see if I could meet with Jane Nichols to ask her to help me find various resources in looking up Pattie Maes. I wasn’t able to meet with her so I followed the provided link to chat with a librarian. A lady from Tigard Public Library was available to assist me. I asked her to help me find a specific Time Digital article from 2009 that had a cover story on Ms. Maes. The librarian searched ArticleFirst and GeneralOneFile but was unable to find the article. She continued searching for me but still wasn’t successful. Although she couldn’t find the article she provided alternative places for me to search as she was continuing to search as well. Neither of us found the article, but she was offered to have the librarians here at OSU to follow up with me if they had any other ideas of places to search. I was disappointed that we couldn’t find the article I was looking for, but very pleased with the interaction with her. She was helpful and polite while working with me and I really appreciate her contacting other people to help search for the magazine article.
Archive for Culture Site
Pattie Maes is an Associate Professor at MIT and the head of the Media Arts and Sciences program. She is originally from Belgium where she obtained her Bachelor’s and PhD in Computer Science. Her areas of expertise are human-computer interaction, artificial life, artificial intelligence, collective intelligence, and intelligence augmentation. Ms. Maes is the founder and director of the Fluid Interfaces Research group at MIT. The group “designs new interfaces that integrate digital content in people’s lives in more fluid and seamless ways.” In order to gain more information and further research Pattie Maes I will look into the Fluid Interfaces Research groups website and her own personal site, which has an email provided that I could send her questions in the hopes of getting a response.
Starting culture site project this week. Since I am traveling to Norway I am thinking of looking into a Norwegian female inventor or a female involved with technology.